|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
Ay! she is in the Duke's place now.
That is a good thing for Padua; the Duchess is a very kind and
merciful Duchess; why, she cured my child of the ague once.
Ay, and has given us bread: do not forget the bread.
Stand back, good people.
If we be good, why should we stand back?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
Earl's Vineyard. All these are about me, and yet in this hour they
are as though they were not. For the valley of the Waveney I see
the vale of Tenoctitlan, for the slopes of Stowe the snowy shapes
of the volcanoes Popo and Iztac, for the spire of Earsham and the
towers of Ditchingham, of Bungay, and of Beccles, the soaring
pyramids of sacrifice gleaming with the sacred fires, and for the
cattle in the meadows the horsemen of Cortes sweeping to war.
It comes back to me; that was life, the rest is but a dream. Once
more I feel young, and, should I be spared so long, I will set down
the story of my youth before I am laid in yonder churchyard and
lost in the world of dreams. Long ago I had begun it, but it was
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass:
arrival at New York, (notwithstanding my homeless,
houseless, and helpless condition,) informing her of
my successful flight, and wishing her to come on
forthwith. In a few days after her arrival, Mr. Rug-
gles called in the Rev. J. W. C. Pennington, who, in
the presence of Mr. Ruggles, Mrs. Michaels, and
two or three others, performed the marriage cere-
mony, and gave us a certificate, of which the fol-
lowing is an exact copy:--
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave